(Aug. 19, 1950, ch. 761, § 1,64 Stat. 465; Pub. L. 85–351, § 1,Mar. 28, 1958, 72 Stat. 49; Pub. L. 89–670, § 6(b)(1),Oct. 15, 1966, 80 Stat. 938; Pub. L. 90–163, § 1,Nov. 29, 1967, 81 Stat. 518; Pub. L. 90–167, § 1(a),Nov. 29, 1967, 81 Stat. 520; Pub. L. 98–557, § 15(b)(1),Oct. 30, 1984, 98 Stat. 2866.)
1984—Pub. L. 98–557
substituted references to surviving spouse for references to widow.
1967—Pub. L. 90–167
struck out provision which exempted from coverage of this section widows of employees whose positions were classified in one of the grades of the professional and scientific service of the Classification Act of 1923, or a comparable grade of the Classification Act of 1949, or who performed duties of a position comparable to a position so classified after the enactment of law requiring the classification of such positions.
Pub. L. 90–163
substituted “$100 per month” for “$75 per month”.
1958—Pub. L. 85–351
substituted “$75 per month” for “$50 per month”.
Effective Date of 1967 Amendments
Section 2 ofPub. L. 90–167
provided that: “No payment shall be made by reason of the amendments made by this section [amending this section and section
of this title] for any period prior to the first day of the first month following the month in which this Act is enacted [Nov. 29, 1967].”
Section 1 ofPub. L. 90–163
provided that the amendment made by that section is effective on the first day of the month following Nov. 29, 1967.
Effective Date of 1958 Amendment
Section 2 ofPub. L. 85–351
provided that: “The amendments made by this Act [amending this section and section
of this title] shall take effect on the first day of the first month which begins after the date of the enactment of this Act [Mar. 28, 1958].”
Section 6 of act Aug. 19, 1950, provided that: “No payment shall be made under this Act [enacting this section and sections
of this title] for any period prior to the first day of the first month following the month in which this Act is enacted.”
Transfer of Functions
Bureau of Lighthouses, of which Lighthouse Service was a part, transferred and consolidated with Coast Guard under Secretary of the Treasury by Reorg. Plan No. II of 1939, § 2(a), eff. July 1, 1939, 4
, 33 Stat. 1432
, set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees. Functions of Secretary of the Treasury relating to Coast Guard transferred to Secretary of Transportation by section 6(b)(1) ofPub. L. 89–670
. See section
For transfer of authorities, functions, personnel, and assets of the Coast Guard, including the authorities and functions of the Secretary of Transportation relating thereto, to the Department of Homeland Security, and for treatment of related references, see sections
, Domestic Security, and the Department of Homeland Security Reorganization Plan of November 25, 2002, as modified, set out as a note under section
Increase in Widows Benefits and Effective Date of Increase
Pub. L. 94–170
, Dec. 23, 1975, 89 Stat. 1022
, provided: “That the benefits payable under section
orsection 2 of the Act of August 19, 1950 (64 Stat. 465
, 466), as amended (33
) shall, effective on the first day of the calendar month following enactment of this Act [Dec. 23, 1975], be increased by $26 per month.
“Sec. 2. The increases under this Act shall apply to benefits which commence before, on, or after the date of enactment of this Act [Dec. 23, 1975], but no increase in benefits shall be paid for any period prior to the date of enactment of this Act [Dec. 23, 1975], or the date on which the eligibility for benefits commences, whichever is later.”
Cost-of-Living Adjustment to Widow’s Annuity
Section 2 ofPub. L. 90–163
provided that: “Each annuity payable under the Act entitled ‘An Act to provide benefits for widows of certain persons who were retired or are eligible for retirement under section 6 of the Act entitled “An Act to authorize aids to navigation and for other works in the Lighthouse Service, and for other purposes”, approved June 20, 1918, as amended’, approved August 19, 1950 (33
U.S.C. 771–775), and each annuity payable under section 6 of the Act entitled ‘An Act to authorize aids to navigation and for other works in the Lighthouse Service, and for other purposes’, approved June 20, 1918 (33
), shall be increased by the same percentage, adjusted to the nearest dollar, and on the same effective date, as each increase hereafter allowed under the cost-of-living annuity adjustment provisions of section
, United States Code.”